The Daily Journal from Flat River, Missouri on October 23, 1970 · 1
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Flat River, Missouri
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Friday, October 23, 1970
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1 ore indictments likely rr V3JU guu uyj - V PATTI JOHNS and David Detring were crowned Senior Division Barnwarmin' Queen and King Saturday 'night as the climax for the annual party at Long Memorial Hall in Farmington. They Brooking to spool; at GOP rally Saturday WClUm T. Brooking Jr. Busick carnival will bo Saturday Busiek School PTA will sponsor a School Carnival Saturday, October 24. A delicious country dinner of Baked Ham or Turkey and Dressing with all the trimmings will be served beginning at 5:30 pjn. Tickets will be $1.50 for adults and 75 cents for children. A ake walk, fish pond, spook house and various other games will be available for entertainment. The crowning of the Carnival King and Queen will be the highlight of the evening. AH proceeds will be used for the school and its students. RUMMAGE SALE WILL BE SATURDAY A rummage sale will be Saturday, October 24, from 9 a jn. to 12 noon at the ECBA hall in Elvins, sponsored by the Chapter GW of PEO. TEEN DANCE CANCELLED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT The teen dance planned for Saturday, October 24, at Farmington Armory has been cancelled. It was to be sponsored and chaperoned by Ladies of St. Francis. asv 'I A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD of three-bedroom rental homes make a busy construction team as 21 houses are being built at the samt tlmt. Five contractors will complete the new strett of homesx by the end of November, say the developers. Developments to relieve county's housing shortage IN FARMINGTON Anew subdivision development at Farmington is attracting a lot of interest both because of its size and that each of the 48 three-bedroom homes are to be rental property. Six doctors formed the Doctors Enterprises Corporation which is building the new rental home neighborhood directly opposite Mineral Area Osteopathic Hospital between old and new sections of Highway 67. !' represented Triple 4-H Club, as did the Junior Division winners, Edith Mundand Danny Detring. Other awards were also presented at the affair, including 16 medals won during summer months. With the campaign season nearing its end, St. Francois County Republicans are scheduled to have a ham and bean supper Saturday night at North County High School cafeteria in Desloge, followed by a rally with William T. Brooking Jr. as the main speaker. Brooking is the GOP candidate for State Senator in the 22nd District, a post now held by Sen. Earl Black-well deposed Senate majority leader often at battle with members of bis own party organization. Now residing in Hillsboro, Brooking is an assistant prosecuting attorney for Jefferson County and is president of the Jefferson County Bar (Turn to page 11 please) CHILI, SOUP SUPPER SATURDAY TO BE 4 - 7 Ladies Sodality of Immaculate Conception Church will sponsor a chili and soup supper in the church basement, Saturday, October 24. Serving will be from 4 to 7 pjn. Choice of soup or chili, pie or cake and drink. CHICKEN, DUMPLING DINNER AT DOE RUN A chicken and dumpling dinner will be Saturday, October 24, with serving from 11 a.m. to 7 pjn. at Doe Run community park. Adults pay $1.25 and children 75 cents. The event is sponsored by Doe Run Assembly of God Church. FARMINGTON VFW PLANS SUNDAY MEAL Farmington VFW Post 5896 will have a free dinner for all VFW members and their families Sunday, October 25, beginning at 2 p.m. at the post home. CHILI SUPPER SET FOR SATURDAY, 4-7 There will be a chili supper Saturday, October 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bonne Terre, with serving from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults pay $1.25 and children $1. FARMINGTON PTA WILL MEET MONDAY Farmington PTA will meet Monday, October 26, at 7:30 pjn. at the Middle School auditorium. Dr. L. M. Stanfield, as president of Doctors Enterprises, said this week that three homes are already occupied, five more are becoming ready and that an initial street of 21 homes wUl be completed by the end of November. He said rental inquiries are received now , without any announcement and he is confident that a strong demand for three bedroom rental homes exists. North County open houses set for next week Open house for North County R-I Schools will be in conjunction with American Education Week, .October 26 through the 30. The different attendance centers will be open from 7 pjn. to 9 pjn., according to the following schedule: Junior High School, Monday, -October 26; Senior High School, Tuesday, - October 27; Bonne Terre Elementary, Thursday, -October 29; and Central and Cantwell Elementary, Thursday, - October 29. "We encourage all parents to participate in American Education Week by attending Open House," an administration spokesman said. Ed Chesters plan golden wedding day Mr. and Mrs. Ed Chester of 302 Kingsland, Flat River, will be observing their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, October 25, and will be honored at a reception at their home from 2 to 4 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited. PANCAKE BREAKFAST SET FOR SATURDAY The annual Methodist Men's pancake breakfast will be Saturday, October 24, at Taylor Avenue United Methodist Church in Flat River, with serving from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults pay $1. and children under 12 years, 50c. OOOOCCOOQQOQO1 Deaths on Page 11 Edward W. Saling Albert Niles Triplett Merle K. McGraw Kern Royal Thomas James Williams Michael (Jack) Fischer Henry Willis " Qj. J.J 7f7 ; Dr. Stanfield , said the - new , homes are all electric, the bedrooms and living rooms are carpeted and that electric stoves, refrigerators, garbage disposer , equipment is furnished in the kitchens, but famUies supply the balance of their furniture. AU homes have three bedrooms and wiU rent for $110 without and $120 witivair conditioning. Although there wffl be a total of 48 homes in the development, More indictments are likely to come out of the deliberations of the special grand jury now in session in St. Francois County , a spokesman for the prosecuting attorney's office said Thursday. Stan Murphy, assistant prosecutor, said that it appears the grand jury will probably work right up to the end of the current term of circuit court, which is November 8, being kept busy that entire time. While he would not divulge the nature of them, Murphy indicated that there probably will be more indictments Issued by the grand jury that has been in session since early September. The 12-man jury returned its TPf! TO) Flat River, St. Francois County, Mo. wwM afi f (sellout Stel Mwatoirs by Leroy Sigman While the historic site of the proposed abandonment of the Belmont Branch Line of the Missouri Pacific Railroad is discussed, stronger opposition to the proposal is expected to come from communities and industries served along the 65 mile stretch of railroad, including Ozark Steel Fabricators in Farmington. The 101-year-old branch line, built originaUy as the Iron Mountain Railroad, was established predominantly to serve mining and timber interests in the area in 1869. . Officials of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad announced this week that it has filed with the interstate Commerce Commission in Washington a petition CHICKEN FRY SET AT FARMINGTON VFW A chicken fry wiU be Saturday, October ,24, from II a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Norman L. Rigdon VFW 5896 post in Farmington, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. CRIMSON JADE BAND TO PLAT SATURDAY ECBA wiU sponsor a dance Saturday, October 24, at the Time Cellar in Elvins. Music win be by the Crimson Jade Band from Cuba, Mo. The dance wiU be from 8 to 11 pjn. with admission $1.25. RUMMAGE SALE TO BE SATURDAY ' A rummage sale wiU be Saturday, October 24, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the old IGA building on School Street, Bonne Terre, sponsored by the adult Sunday School class of the Church of God of Bonne Terre. only 21 are going up immediately. AU utility wires are going underground, city water is available, and the new North Brook subdivision was annexed to Farmington last week. Sewers are provided with a large private lagoon being built across the road on hospital property. New streets win have rock surfaces this winter, but all will be blacktopped next year, said Dr. Stanfield. A community swim- 4 first indictments Tuesday night, nine felony stealing charges against former Flat River auto dealer Frank Dreier of Route 2, Bonne Terre, as well as arson charges against Dreier, Otis Fingers Jr. of Flat River, Robert Leon. (Bob) Thompson of Esther and James Schmidt of Desloge. The four men are charged with responsibility for the spectacular blaze which destroyed Dreier's . new car agency and service facilities early last May. Arrest warrants have been served on all four men and all have made bond, - While members of the grand jury and the prosecutor's office" are forbidden by law to discuss what is taken before the grand Copyright Missouri Publications; seeking abandonment of the 65-mile line that stretches through St. Francois, Madison, Cape and Bollinger counties The historic line runs from Bismarck to Whitewater, which is located north of Jackson. It is the only ratt service for communities such as Fredericktown, Marble HiU and LutesvUle. The branch line also provides a spur service to the newly erected facilities of Ozark Steel fabricators just west of Farming-ton- in the community of DeLassus. The availability of the railroad spur to haul in steel was one of the major reasons for the new facilities being located just west of Highway 67 south of the Highway 67-Route W intersection. HAM, BEAN DINNER SLATED FOR SATURDAY A ham and bean dinner win be served from 1J a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 24, at the Masonic haU in Farmington, sponsored by the Job's Daughters Bethel 34 of Farmington. Tickets are $1.25 for adults and 75 cents for chUdren. The tickets are available at the door or from members of the organization. Ambulance Calls County Ambulance THURSDAY Cora Woodring was removed from her residence in Doe Run to Madison Hospital in Fredericktown. John Ellis was removed from his residence in Bonne Terre to Bonne Terre Hospital. STANDARD TIME begins at 2 a.m., Sun-day, Oct. 25. Set clocks back an hour. NATIONAL ACRES structed at the north edge of Flat River. IN FLAT RIVER Construction workers are racing mother nature at the ming pool and playground wiU be the final touch. Dr. Stanfield said other doctors who are stockholders are Dr. W. H. Rohlfing of Flat River as vice president, Dr. Stanley N. Guck of Farmington as secretary, Dr. Reed Marts of Ste. Genevieve, Dr. Marvin Enloe of Jefferson and Dr. Ralph Cooper of Joplin. jury, it , has been common knowledge that there has been some investigation into dealings involving the now defunct First State Bank of Bonne Terre. There have also been indications that the grand jury, impaneled by Circuit Judge . J. O. Swink, has been looking into at least one other matter daring their twice-a-week sessions. With only about three weeks remaining before the jury's term comes to an end, there have been still other indications that private citizens may have some issues they want to present to the jury. While these have been mentioned outside official circles, there has been no official comment about Friday, October 23, 1970-VoL 40, No. 210 Inc. An assistant general attorney for the railroad said, "The operation has become unprofitable due to a drop-off in revenues . . . . and an increase in the cost of operating and maintaining that portion of the railroad." Figures were not cited by the attorney, Richard S. M. Emrich in, said they would be submitted to the ICC to support the railroad's plea for abandonment of the branch line which has served 16 towns for more than a century. It has been 20 years since there has been any passenger service on the branch line in question and now there are only three freight trains a week that use the line. Opposition - through the announcement came only Tuesday -- is already mounting. Many business and civic leaders claim osiie UNICEF youfSis ?o collect Sunday p.m. Farmington and Desloge boys and girls will be collecting for FRIED CHICKEN MEAL SET FOR SATURDAY .The Ladies Auxiliary of the Houser Street Church of God of Flat River will serve a fried chicken dinner Saturday, October 24, from 11 ajn. to 6 pjn. at the church. Adults $1.25 and chttdren 75 cents. SUBDIVISION: Twentv.twa National Acres Subdivision at the north edge of Flat River, where 22 three-bedroom homes are being constructed in the approximate $14,000 price range for low to moderate income famUies. McHarevo Development Corporation is developing the subdivision with financing provided by Farmers Home Administration. Low down payments of as little as $200 and long term financing will put the "-?r-?&wafcL. - -C$) Lrk 1 v " iiiI'VieL io-fTr' innf the matters being presented to the special investigative body. Murphy, when asked, said that he doubts now that there will be an interim report made to Judge Swink from the jury "since the time left in the term is so short. The jury is being kept pretty busy, Murphy noted, and will probably wait until it has completed all of its deliberations before making any report. The report of the grand jury wul be turned over to the judge. Upon reviewing the findings of the grand jury, Judge Swink may release the full report to the public, may make only portions of the report public or completely withhold the report. Murphy noted that it is doubtful if any of the Slngl Prico that the loss of this service would definitely hurt their communities. Fredericktown is the largest community on the Belmont Branch Line and Mayor S. D. Jones said the proposed abandonment would cause much hardship on business there, as weU as hinder the town's efforts toward industrial development. .. The mayor went on to point out, "We have an industrial tract with a railroad spur, and if the line is abandoned we won't have railroad faculties to offer in-, dustries that might be interested in locating here." Loss of the line would also cause problems for Fredericktown construction and building supply companies, the mayor contended, and would UNICEF Sunday. The Desloge United Methodist Church wiU sponsor the drive in Desloge, Sunday afternoon beginning at 4 pjn. In Farmington, the UNICEF Trick or Treaters wiU be out in that area during the afternoon, under the sponsorship of Memorial United Methodist Church, The Presbyterian Church and other cooperating churches. Other areas in the county win be having the coUections for UNICEF Friday, October 30, after school. new homes within the reach of famUies who can not now meet the requirements of the private money markets. Each of the three-bedroom homes has also a kitchen, utility room, Uving room and a car port. AU of the street, curbings, water lines and sewers have been the responsibiUty of the developers. Electric power and telephone lines are being placed underground. As of midweek there were eight rjrri 'cjQi'OTrf'f -mi--0iinmntsmmmsimm mmmrn n 11 m I " III testimony given before the grand jury wfll be made public-at least not until the cases involved go to triaL Both Murphy and Prosecuting Attorney Clinton B. Roberts have been working with the grand jury during their investigations. Much of the load, however, has fallen on Murphy as he is running unopposed for the post of prosecuting attorney and win likely be the prosecutor to handle any of the cases in wnicn indictments are handed down. Both Murphy and Roberts, however, have been at most of the twice-a-week sessions of the grand jury. During deliberations, however, only members of the jury are allowed to be present Copy I A Lower Pric For Carrior Dlivry affect operations of the Mississippi River Transmission Co., the major supplier of natural gas for much of eastern Missouri, (Turn to page 11 please) Central High open house set Monday 6-7:30 In observance of American Education Week October 26-31, Central Senior High School presents open house Monday, October 26 on the foUowing schedule: 6:00 6:15 General Classroom visitation 6:15-6:30 Demonstration of new Driver Training Unit. (Mr. King) 6:30-6:50 Spanish Club presents "Mexico SUdes" (Room 25 - Mrs. PaUo) 6:50 7:10 Senior Class presents movie of Senior trip of , 1970. (Auditorium - Mrs. Mayberry) 7:10-7:30 Songs from Central (Auditorium - Mrs. Voss and Mr. Fowler) The lunch room wiU be open from 6:00 to 7:30 and wffl serve coffee and hot chocolate. Brownie fun day will be Saturday Saturday, October 24, win be Brownie Girl Scout Fun Day at Desloge Park, from 10 a jn. until 3 pjn. In case of inclimate weather the event will be canceUed. of the new homes being built with four of them nearly ready for occupancy. BuUding contractors, heavy equipment operators, and the utility company crews seemed to blend into a scene of general confusion, as aU went about their part of the project. A spokesman for the developers said demand for the .moderately priced homes has already exceeded the scope of the project, with 69 appUcants for the 22 homes planned for building.

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